It is often said that one man’s pain could be another person’s gain. In Dinesh Karthik’s case, the only reason he was on the flight to Bangladesh was because skipper MS Dhoni injured himself at the last minute.
Like so many matches in the past, the Indo-Pak encounter on Sunday at Mirpur also had numerous twists and turns. We pick five of them which had a massive impact on the final result of the crucial match.
Considering that Bangladesh have been playing international cricket for nearly three decades, they would have been expected to get the better of rookies Afghanistan without a lot of trouble in their Asia Cup clash.
Shahid Afridi used his brute power to clobber two sixes off R Ashwin to clinch a thrilling 1-wicket win for Pakistan over India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Afridi’s blows knocked out India from the Asia Cup with the latter losing two of its three matches.